Unemployment rate fell in all 82 counties in June
Published: July 26,2012
ACROSS MISSISSIPPI — Unemployment rates fell in all Mississippi counties in June compared to a year ago, according to figures released yesterday.
Rankin County had the lowest jobless rate at 5.9 percent, while 11 counties reported rates of 11 percent or higher. Clay County was the highest among the 82 counties at 17.9 percent.
County-level rates are not adjusted to cancel out predictable seasonal changes. They usually rise in June as students and teachers seek jobs. Only Marshall County saw its jobless rate fall from May to June.
Seasonally adjusted, the state’s jobless rate rose to 8.8 percent in June, from 8.7 percent in May, according to figures released last Friday. In June 2011, the rate was 10.8 percent.
The national unemployment rate stayed at 8.2 percent in June, below June 2011’s 9.1 percent.
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